Cleanup continues in Ottawa one week after a major storm, roughly 16,000 people still lack power

Image: Debris Clean Up Twitter page of City of Ottawa

Ottawa/CMEDIACleaning up debris Ottawa by city officials, residents, and volunteers are still in process this weekend, one week after a major storm tore through the region as roughly 16,000 customers are still without power in pockets of the city, according to a Hydro Ottawa update Saturday night.

So far, more than 162,000 homes have had power restored.

Simon Pierre Desjarlais, a master arborist with Arboris, Inc., reportedly said he’s going toremain busy for months, given the influx of requests coming from governments and private insurance companies.

As the cleanup continues, many people continue to wait for electricity to be restored.

Sympathizing with people who are frustrated as they did not have any electricity, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson also reportedly said that his government though that it could get close to 99 per cent of the folks back up with electricity by [Friday] at midnight

In the meantime, public works crews are clearing out debris to give ccess to hydro crews .

The City has kept its respite centres open.

People of Ottawa are also being asked to volunteer this weekend to help with the cleanup.

Watson said that while 90 percent of people have their power back, many are still without internet service and added he’s trying to put some pressure on internet companies to get those connections restored.

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